Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting plans, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. As our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically once it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you could have a risk-free and trustworthy Internet site without spending more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is incredibly easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of mouse clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any client will feel confident that their data will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.